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Chelsea Trump Rivals Again As Winger Atsu Jets In For Medical Ahead Of £3.5m Move

Chelsea are set to beat rivals Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of winger with Christian Atsu due in London to undergo a medical ahead of a £3.5m move.

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea close in on yet another winger.

Christian Atsu

Chelsea are set to beat rivals Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of yet another winger with Christian Atsu due in London to undergo a medical ahead of a £3.5m move from Porto, according to the Mirror.

The Blues only recently trumped their Premier League rivals to the signing of Brazilian attacker Willian – who’s expected to be handed a work permit today ahead of a £32m move from Anzhi Makhachkala, and now Jose Mourinho is at it again as he closes in on the signing of Ghana winger, Atsu.

Liverpool and Tottenham have been strongly linked with the Porto youngster this summer but were unable to agree terms with the Portuguese outfit. He now looks set for a switch to west London with the Mirror claiming the attacker is due to fly in to London to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms after Chelsea agreed a £3.5m deal.

Atsu has just one year left to run on his current contract and there have been no signs of an extensions being signed, so it seems Porto have decided to cash in now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer. The 21-year-old will become the seventh winger on the books at Stamford Bridge, joining Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle, Juan Mata, Victor Moses and Willian.

His signature will further increase speculation over the future of Mata, who was an unused substitute during the 0-0 draw at Manchester United on Sunday and reports claim he could be on the move before the window closes.

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What do you make of Chelsea buying Atsu? Does this mean Mata could be sold? Share your views below.

31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. bill

    August 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

    moses must be on his way to lfc then

  2. Bill

    August 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Chelski at it again buying the title. for their Ruski owner.

  3. yidney poitier

    August 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Seriously, what are Chelsea doing stockpiling players who play wide/number 10 role? Imo apart from a keeper they need strengthening in every other department apart from the one they keep on filling!

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  5. Ben

    August 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

    What’s the point? We need a striker and a centre back not another winger

  6. Spursmad Dave

    August 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Someone is leaving Chelski as it will be time to balance the books and the squad . Mata ??

  7. Lucas

    August 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Moses is absolutely useless. Get quality like ljajic or tello(on loan) or yarmolenko, konoplyanka, jese Rodriguez

  8. da blues

    August 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

    THIS IS TOTALLY JOKES IF MATA GOES TO ARSENAL CHELSEA TO WAIT FOR THE REPERCUSIONS HOW CAN A TEAM DECIDE TO SELL THEIR PLAYMAKER LEAVING FLOPS IN THE SQUAD TO ME MATA IS THE ONE WHO MAKES ME LOVE THE WAY CHELSEA PLAY FOR SURE IF MATA JOINS CARZOLA,THEO RAMSY AND OLIVIER ARSENAL TO CHALLENGE FOR THE TITLE THIS SEASON CHELSEA TO FIGHT FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

  9. Lucas

    August 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

    How are rivals getting ‘trumped’. There was no concrete interest in him from either spuds or liverpool. What a stupid title

  10. iyke

    August 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Buy heaven and earth mata and luiz is going nowhere.

  11. Bunsen

    August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Tottenham were linked once by one newspaper for this player and have not made any bids or enquiries. So how were they trumped?

  12. Jimbo

    August 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Makes sense that Mourinho would get rid of Mata because he is the only thing that makes Chelsea remotely bearable to watch. And I thought Roman wanted attractive football at the bridge?

  13. serious

    August 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Funny how chelsea fans hate AVB but love Mata and AVB brought him in lol. Chelsea Carma is coming for ya.

  14. tom

    August 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    how can Chelsea accommodate all these players they only have 6 brits out of 8 needed for 25 man squad(excl.U21s)so can only have 23 , if moses goes 22.Unbalanced squad.

    • craig

      August 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

      good point they have to keep,cole,lampard,terry,moses,bertrand and cahill as their only british squad members so can only choose squad of 23 unless they add more Brits.5 or 6 must go before they can add this one and eto,

  15. Wilson Francis

    August 28, 2013 at 9:54 am

    What wil Cfc do with a winger again? We don’t need Atsu, giv us a striker mourinho.

  16. Mikee

    August 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Who “strongly linked” either Liverpool of Spurs with this player? Media bullpoo again.

  17. silvamoney siabeebari

    August 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hmmmm…..to mourinho its a nice one bt to me i tink we should keep juan mata bcus he’s my role model @chelsea.. .UP BLUES.

  18. Hon. Mich

    August 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Pls muo we don’t need any winger, get us a good finisher if possible suresz and Moses, and order flops should be loaned or sell out, and Mata should not go anywhere….

  19. Adejo Ameh

    August 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I think morinho is sick in the brain to yet buy another winger when the likes of mata, osca harzad etc are there! Morinho need to be fired. Simple bring in di-mateo

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  21. remmy fakorede

    August 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Is this the kind of happy re-union start we hoped with José? No. Is this a bad start? No, buht l sure do know that too much of everything (including good things especiali in situations like this i.e. Trying to prove something out of nothing) is very bad. Spending unnecessary money on unwanted players is certainly most uncalled for. Mourinho is a super-tactician but spending without guidance, at the detriment of your most established players. At theare of dreams, I saw a Chelsea team been teared to shreds by a less fancied but well organised array of Man utd players who already played team football together with all their best players on the pitch. The Club “Chelsea” have spoken twice about their best player of the two previous seasons. I rest my case.

  22. japhet

    August 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

    To me, signing more midfielders is somethin i take as wasting of money and also bringing problems to both the coach and the players..
    Just take for an example Atsu signing has sparked up the exit of Juan Mata.. Mourinho plssssss get us a quality striker… Even though it is Jackson Martinez we will apreciate it

  23. ChidiAwesome

    August 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    No genuine reason 4 keeping Mata on d bench. I said I prefer Benitez, som tot I was deluded. Wia there’s no controversy, he(mou) generates 1. Pls tel me is Rooney>MATA?

  24. tomi

    August 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Jose is such an idiot,because it’s only A̶̲̥̅̊ stupid coach that will acknowledge the effort Ø̶̷̩̥̊͡Ƒ̶̷̩̥̊͡ our best players by sitting them on the bench and not reasoning to what fans are saying. for the new signings to adapt to the team is another problem.mata should в̍̍̍̍̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ played i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ the middle all this players are good,they know when to switch and change wings without jose instruction

  25. ChidiAwesome

    August 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Even if u bring in d best striker he’ll stil flop, d midfielders need to b tutored, dias slight hesitation @ d edge of d box, the ball hardly coms 2 dem

  26. Azeez Yusuf

    August 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Liverpool need to act urgently b/f d transfer close. We need a versatile attackinng midfielder, a central defender and a winger. If all dis are met, leave d rest to God.

  27. Alex femi igando

    August 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Pls we need mata in chelsea

  28. Monday G

    August 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t understand the game Mourinho was playing.Moses should be allowed to fight for his place.I wondered why he should be sent on loan & why the blues prefer buying mid-fielders instead of attackers.Mourinho,please,look before you leap.

  29. samuel Udoh

    August 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Pls mou get us a strika.eitha matinez,rooney,suarez or eto n not a winger again.pls dont think of selling mata or luiz

  30. samuel Udoh

    August 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Pls mou get us a strika.eitha matinez,rooney,suarez,lewandoski or eto n not a winger again.pls dont think of selling mata or luiz

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